Welcome to Grand Rapids Montessori Middle High School (7-12)

Welcome and thank you for choosing GRPS and Grand Rapids Montessori Middle High School. It is my honor and privilege to serve as the principal of Grand Rapids Montessori. We serve students in preschool through grade 12, embracing the Montessori philosophy at all grade levels. The mission of Grand Rapids Montessori is to provide an exceptional education through a nurturing and inspiring environment that strengthens each child's intellectual and emotional gifts, leading to responsible, compassionate lifelong learners. 

At Grand Rapids Montessori, we value a thoughtful and well-prepared learning environment that is both purposeful and peaceful. Your scholar will be given the tools to learn, grow, and thrive within the classroom and in our community. If you would like more information about Grand Rapids Montessori, please call us at 616-819-2405.

Kerri Reed

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Grand Rapids Montessori Middle High School

421 Fountain St. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Phone: 616-819-2405
Kerri Reed
Christy Price
Assistant Principal
Theron Brown
Dean of Students
Juanita Heard
Head Secretary
Rebecca Quinn
Head Counselor

School Hours

Breakfast 7:10 a.m.
Start Time 7:40 a.m.
Dismissal 2:21 p.m.
Half Day Dismissal 10:25 a.m. 


Grand Rapids Montessori: the ONLY public middle high Montessori program in West Michigan! 

Dr. Maria Montessori, the Italian pediatrician who founded the Montessori method, believed self-motivation was the key to learning. The Montessori teacher acts as a facilitator of that learning, stimulating interest in all facets of a scholar-centered learning environment. Montessori education recognizes the importance of all developmental areas, including social, emotional, physical, and intellectual needs. At Grand Rapids Montessori, we work hard to support scholars’ development in each of those areas. 

The Montessori Classroom: The Montessori method uses hands-on lessons and experiences to help scholars learn by doing. Typically, scholars will have the same teacher for multiple years, and the multi-age classroom allows the scholars to become part of a learning community that fosters respect, understanding, and tolerance. At the middle/high, scholars are also given the opportunity to take advanced courses and courses for college credit. We truly have it all! 

At Grand Rapids Montessori Middle High School, your child will…

  • receive lessons as he/she/they are ready for them.
  • learn how to focus and concentrate.
  • become a self-directed learner.
  • achieve independence.
  • learn order.
  • be treated with respect and dignity.

We have incorporated distance learning for years and are poised to be a leader in the district as a blended model of new technologies and old practices, giving our students the best of both worlds. Our 1-to-1 student technology device approach ensures that every student has the opportunity to learn inside and outside the classroom.

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